100 Animated Explainer Video Examples

Animated explainer video examples

So, let’s just jump straight to it… here’s are collated selection of 100 animated explainer video examples. (*Well… it’s not quit 100 yet.. but we’re still adding to it…) We’ve selected those that show creative excellence, stunning design and originality whilst explaining a business subject, product or service clearly and effectively. Finding a balance between engagement and business messaging. “Let’s … Read More

How to write a corporate video script in 10 steps

How to write as corporate video script - 10 expert tips

The use of video marketing continues to rise, with more companies seeing the benefits and investing in corporate video production than ever before. The high rate of return on investment has helped cement this continued growth and the expected quality of content and effectiveness is more elevated than ever. So how do you write a corporate video script that will … Read More

Top 10 Health and Safety Training Companies

10 Best Health and Safety Training Companies

Do a quick Google search for “health and safety training,” and you’ll be inundated with more results than you can shake your spikey Health and Safety stick at. As health and safety best practices evolve and the push for certification, it isn’t surprising to have so many providers of HSE training arrive to fill the growing demand. The problem is … Read More

Interview with an animator, carving out a corporate animation career

Interview with an animator, Jon Draper from Stormy Studio This interview with an animator was conducted for a careers site. With an aim of providing those seeking a career in animation some useful insight and a working animators point of view. We’re pleased to be able to share it here too, complimenting our recent blog posts on starting an animation … Read More

10 Top Tips: How to get animation industry experience and get a job as an animator

How to get animation industry experience

UK animation studio shares: 10 top tips onhow to get animation industry experienceand get a job as an animator If you’ve arrived at this page you’ll no doubt agree that animation is an exciting career path. The wide range of creative disciplines the industry calls upon is fantastic. The credits sequence for an animated feature film highlights the nearly endless … Read More

10 Top Tips for Starting An Animation Studio

10 Top Tips For Setting up an animation studio

Founder of successful UK animation business ‘Stormy Studio’ shares: 10 top tips for starting an animation studio of your own. If you’re reading this page you’re quite likely passionate about working as an animator and keen to setup a profitable animation business of your own.Working as an animator itself is an highly rewarding job, with so many varied skill sets … Read More

The Future of Immersive Technologies in Storytelling

VR

At Stormy Studio we’ve always taken a very keen interest in VR and the advancements new forms of virtual media provide. In recent years our studio has developed a number of in-house R&D animation projects for virtual reality headsets. It’s an area of media output we feel will continue to mature and provide amazing oppportunities and experiences. The way we … Read More

Aerial shot of our Plymouth animation studio

Plymouth Animation Studio - Aerial Shot

Have you ever wondered where our Plymouth animation studio is… No..?… Well, we’re in the confidently ugly, little red building opposite that big ol’ yacht. In Turnchapel, Plymouth, Devon. It’s of course what’s on the inside that counts… well that plus… exciting projects, happy clients with engaging videos, a good cuppa tea and having a bloomin awesome view. The hugh … Read More

Creative R&D – iFootage Motorised Slider S1A1

Motorised Slider R&D

A late afternoon and al the more pressing work had been tackled, so I decided to try out our new motorised slider. This week we received the second part of our awesome camera slider kit. We’d purchased the iFootage Shark Slider S1 for a client video shoot at the end of 2017. We were then fortunate enough to grab a … Read More

Draft Table iPad Pro Review

Drafttable ipad pro stand review

As Stormy Studio had just purchased a new high quality stand (The Draft Table by Elevation Lab) for the iPad Pro to improve our animators work flow, I thought it was worthy of a quick video review. We’ve been working with the iPad Pro more and more over the past year. It’s a superb tool when accompanied by the right … Read More

Power the Blackmagic Pocket BMPCC with the SmallHD Focus

Right to cut a short stroy, even shorter (it’s time to go home and I still have’nt written this blog post). We’ve bought a very new and shiny SmallHD Focus field monitor to use with our Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera (and possibly other cameras). The monitor image is of course superb. The touch screen works responsively. The setup and ease … Read More

Online Video Is Skyrocketing

Online Video is Skyrocketing

Here’s a rather excellent video (from Facebook) looking at why online video is sky rocketing. It certainly seems like a good time to be in the media production. More than ever we find ourselves looking at the design strategy behind a video production, to ensure it engages a viewer, acheives its goals and delivers a great return on investment. If … Read More

How to setup your own animation studio

how to get animation industry experience

In order to help other aspiring animators and designers realise their business dreams. We’ve put together this short series on ‘How To Setup Your Own Animation Studio’. Now, this is the first series I (Jon Draper) have presented, so some of it is a little rough round the edges. Let’s face it, I’d be much more comfortable at my desk … Read More

Create a fixed footer menu in your header using Xtheme Pro

If you use the excellent Themeco Pro theme to build up your WordPress website. Plus would like to have a fixed footer menu for mobile users. You may find the below information useful. We quickly breakdown how we’ve designed out own fixed footer menu for mobile users. It’s actually part of the header builder which is included with the WordPress … Read More

A short & sweet motion graphic animation

motion graphic

Here’s a short and sweet motion graphic animation. I created this quite simply because I was in the mood to create something with a rolling square and wanted to try out a few ideas. This short animation was created using Adobe After Effects.

Thinking Differently

emotional marketing video

Stormy Studio were commissioned by award winning shop designers Weatherhead to create an engaging marketing video. Our Creative Director Jon Draper developed a number of different narratives that tugged at the heart strings, just a little. We then developed the chosen creative, producing hand drawn storyboards, multiple sketches, aniamtion tests and a full animatic. Once ready we went about sourcing … Read More

Alternative to usertesting.com

Website UI Testing

As you’ve arrive here you’ve probably already discovered peek.com and are looking for an alternative to usertesting.com their full service site. They’re both fantastic and I recommend checking them both out. Whilst offering a great service we found the pricing a little too high for our business at this time. However we have found a great lower cost alternative to … Read More

Tidy desk to reignite your creative juices

Tidy desk Animators desk

Sometimes in our animation studio I’ll find that I’ve lost my creative mojo, I just can not find the right mindset or enthusiasm to carry on with a project. I’ll often decide that a tidy desk could be the answer to reignite my creative spark. Whilst sometimes I’ll just keep pushing on and await the inevitable route that my day … Read More

Macro Filming – Test footage

macro filming

Macro Filming with a cheap CCTV lens: This weekend I tried out our macro filming rig. Which consists of our trusty BlackMagic Pocket Cinema camera and a cheap £20.00 CCTV lens (which comes with a C mount adaptor). The focal range is so tiny it’s really quite interesting to work with. Though the results from macro filming are quite spectacular. … Read More

Effective Health and safety animated videos

Effective Health and Safety Videos

Stormy Studio, a UK animation studio have produced a large number of professional health and safety animated videos for the utilities sector and other industries. Through effective scriptwriting and design plus collaboration with HSE experts we’ve delivered effective health and safety training videos that engage with different audiences. The first of the animated HSE series came about as a result … Read More

How much does a corporate video cost to make?

How much does an animated video cost?Get a quote for an animated business video.

We’re very pleased to announce another useful addition to our set of frequently asked questions pages. We look at how we construct our production quotes and give some options for you to find the answer to ‘how much does a corporate video cost?’. How much does a corporate video cost to make? The question of how much corporate does a video cost … Read More

Devon Film Company, Coastal Safari

Filming in Devon

Devon Film Company – Creating a last minute film narrative Whilst not a production officially by our Devon Film company, I think this still goes someway to showcase our talent. Here’s a little video production I made simply to capture the magic moments of my kids growing up on the beautiful Devonshire Coastline near our animation studio. It’s something I’ve been doing … Read More

Win a DJI Mavic Pro Drone

Win a Mavic Pro Drone

We all know how awesome Drones can be and we know how DJI are leading the charge in creating the highest quality professional Drones on the market. Now you can easily enter this contest to Win a DJI Mavic Pro , $500 to spend on Premium Beats music for your projects and a years free membership on the excellent Frame … Read More

New renewable energy animation project

Renewable Energy Animation

Renewable Energy Animation Project: We’re currently producing 3 rather cool renewable energy animations for a UK Energy Company. Each video will highlight the future options for managing power on the grid, with particular information relating to renewable energy sources. We’re still currently knocking around some creative approaches but the full 3D Low Poly scene is the current front runner and for good … Read More

Mobile animation Studio

Mobile animation studio

We’ve just taken receipt our our new mobile animation studio and it’s agreed to join the Stormy Studio team. It’s in the shape of a Volkswagen long wheel base T4 camper van. Of course we just had to go for the Stormy studio colours. Mobile Animation Studio Branding We’ll be adding some ‘subtle’ animation & film production branding to the camper … Read More

How to record 4K screen capture on a HD monitor

The problem to solve… You need to record 4K footage on a PC monitor that can only be set to HD and you don’t want to buy a 4K monitor. The solution: If you have a Nvidia graphics the following could work, depending on the age of the card. (*We have a rather awesome Nvidia 1080 GPU, but I would … Read More

Mixed Reality Research

Mixed Reality Filming Day 1

Mixed Reality Research For Filming The past couple of weeks we’ve been getting up to speed with our latest VR kit. We’re continuing to ‘tinker’ with this emerging technology to see both how it can beneift our work as well as open up new Mixed Reality Research filming opportunities. The past day or so we’ve started putting our efforts ( … Read More

3rd HTC Vive Controller

3rd Vive Controller

Today marked the arrival of our 3rd HTC Vive controller. Now under normal circumstances this wouldn’t be a reason for much excitement nor a blog post. However as we’re currently putting together our studios mixed reality filming rig (and I love all thing VR no matter how trivial) this seemed worthy of a quick blog post. Mixed Reality filming is … Read More